The 'Little Things' hitmakers - Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and Niall Horan - are being followed by screaming fans everywhere they go on their 'Where We Are' world tour, so their team want to hire decoys to take the pressure off.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "Having 1D lookalikes on hand would be great for distracting the fans.
"At the moment it seems to be the only way forward for security and safety on this tour.
"The band already have an unbelievable amount of bodyguards and protection around them but the risks are getting extreme."
The attention they are receiving is said to be much, the group are "nervous" about stepping out in public and no longer feel safe.
The source added: "The boys can't sleep and are nervous about going out. They only feel safe in their private jet."
It was revealed yesterday (01.05.14) that the 'What Makes You Beautiful' stars were forced to change hotels in Peru after police struggled to stop 250 fans from storming their intended accommodation at the Palacio Nazarenas in Cusco.
A source said: "There were hundreds of screaming girls outside the hotel.
"Police were struggling to keep them back and keep them off the road.
"The fans with their posters nearly filled the entire square."